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JOY

JOY

There isn’t a lot of JOY in this world today. So we want to tell you a story of JOY that stretches from Thunder Bay all the way to Africa. The story begins last spring in Westfort. The husband of a MEMO volunteer passed by a lawn with a large spring suspended galloping rocking horse with a sign around its neck saying “Free”. MEMO (Medical Equipment Modernization Opportunity) is a Thunder Bay humanitarian organization that sends medical equipment and humanitarian…

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Give the Gift of a New Smile

Give the Gift of a New Smile

Most of us have seen the TV commercials for Operation Smile. This program sends Canadian doctors to do cleft lip and palate surgery on severely facially deformed children in needy countries. What most of us don’t know is that Thunder Bay has had its own Smile Project for 9 years. In 2012, MEMO made contact with Dr. Marisel Garcia de Busta, a pediatric maxillo-facial surgeon in Matanzas, Cuba. She was performing cleft lip and palate surgery on newborns in the…

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Zimbabwe Chainsaw Project

Zimbabwe Chainsaw Project

A common complaint about humanitarian work around the world is that it is like driving a car into a crowd of starving people, throwing food to them through open windows and then driving on. It does nothing to solve the real problem of ongoing community sustainability. However, MEMO, in supporting the Zimbabwe Gecko Society is helping communities grow and thrive.